Meet Our Staff

Get to Know our Massage Therapists

Tara Thompson Massage Therapist

Tara Zinn

Tara Zinn is the Owner and Founder of Downtown Omaha Massage. Her passion for massage and wellness extends beyond her massage practice. Tara is also a Holistic Living Coach with Envision Success, Inc. She focuses on creating clear communication, goal setting and accountability, digging deep and taking action as well as creating a mindful & present lifestyle. To learn more visit www.envisionsuccessinc.com. Tara travels the world with Spa Rituals as an Ambassador and is currently working in California to further her knowledge and growth as an educator, coach and bodyworker.

She has hand picked and mentored Julia, Haley, Hilary and Michelle to share their gifts of healing and wealth of knowledge with the community. Downtown Omaha Massage believes strongly that educating the client on the importance of mind and body connection helps bring balance to the clients life!

Julia Beutler Massage Therapist

Julia Beutler

Julia Beutler attended the Omaha School of Massage Therapy in 2008 and is a Nebraska State Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and an assistant instructor with Hot Stone and Deep Tissue workshops at the Omaha School of Massage. She enjoys furthering her knowledge through education from her mentors as well as continuing education programs such as: Hot Stone Therapy, Deep Tissue Techniques, Pregnancy Massage, and more.

Julia began her journey in massage therapy because of her fascination with the human body and the endless amount of benefit massage has on both the mind and the body. She has a passion for wellness and believes it is important to educate her clients and instill in them everyday awareness of their own bodies.

Haley Martin Massage Therapist

Haley Martin

Haley Martin attended the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare. She is Nebraska State Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has furthered her knowledge by taking continuing education programs in, Deep Tissue Techniques, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, and Swedish Massage.

Haley started her journey as a massage therapist because of her fascination with how much massage can change someone's life. She has a passion for bringing the mind, body, and spirit together with massage. Educating clients is a very important part of each session. Bringing awareness to the body is where the positive change and growth begins.

Hilary Redwine Massage Therapist

Hilary Redwine

Hilary Redwine attended Omaha School of Massage Therapy in 2009. She is a state licensed and nationally certified massage therapist and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has enjoyed furthering her education in massage therapy by taking classes on Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Technics, Sports Medicine, Pregnancy Massage, and more.

Hilary's passion in the healthcare industry started at a young age as a nursing assistant caring for people and gaining knowledge and understanding of the human body as a whole. She later chose a more holistic route and began a journey in to Eastern world of medicine. Hilary is focused on meeting the needs and educating her clients to be the best version of themselves.

Michelle Gress Massage Therapist

Michelle Gress

Downtown Omaha Massage is excited to present Michelle Gress, LMT. Experience her gentle, powerful healing techniques for yourself through Reiki, Comfort Touch Therapy or a relaxation Swedish massage.

Michelle is a graduate of the Universal College of Healing Arts, Reiki Master & avid Karma Yoga practitioner.Her heart-centered way of being & strong presence create a warm, receptive & safe space for deep relaxation & transformation.

Hilary Redwine Massage Therapist

Jennifer Hedrick

Jennifer has been a part of Healthcare for the past ten years and wanted to find other alternatives within this field. As a Graduate of Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare, and a member of the AMTA she has taken classes in Thai Yoga, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy.

Using the techniques of these modalities she hopes to help others find balance, maintain, or begin a journey to meet their goals.

Jennifer Hedrick Massage Therapist

Rania Baxter

Rania began her journey in 2004 as a graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. Since graduation, she continued to study and learn in a variety of settings, growing her knowledge and skills, to allow her to better create your individualized, ideal massage. Rania will take a few moments to talk with, and listen carefully to you and then develop a therapy session specially designed for your needs that day. Whether that is therapeutic, injury relief or relaxation, she will provide a massage to suit you.

She is Nationally Board Certified, Licensed in the State of Nebraska and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Rania loves the healing arts, and continues to devote time to learn new ways to help her clients. In addition to being a Reiki Practitioner, she holds additional certifications in Pre-Natal, Comfort Touch, and Pediatric Massage. Rania truly looks forward to being a part of your wellness plan.

Zahra Allen - Massage Therapist

Zahra Allen

Zahra graduated from the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is a state licensed massage therapist. Zahra has continued education in therapeutic, Swedish, deep tissue and pregnancy massage techniques. She is always looking for ways to advance her skills and expand her knowledge of different massage modalities.

Zahra has a genuine passion for health and wellness. Her goal is to educate her clients and share her passion of bodywork in order to create a balance of mind, body and spirit. She has always possessed a true interest of the endless benefits of massage on the body as a whole, and her gentle, warm spirit brings a sense of comfort to all.

Kara Heckeroth Massage Therapist

Kara Heckeroth

Kara Heckeroth is a 2010 graduate of Omaha’s Universal College of Healing Arts (UCHA) and a Reiki Master.  She has had the privilege to work with the athletes at the Olympic Swim Trials the last 2 times they were in Omaha.

After listening to her client’s concerns and goals, Kara uses here training and intuition to determine what treatment her clients need during their session together.  Kara creates a customized massage combining Swedish therapeutic massage with elements from sports massage, deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, reflexology, aromatherapy, and Reiki.

It is Kara’s mission as a massage therapist to provide a supportive, nurturing and healing experience.  A session with Kara will leave the client with a feeling of renewal and peace.  Kara believes that we all need more kindness in our lives and the best place to begin is with ourselves.